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Hey everybody, thanks for any help you can give me with this.
I'm building my first computer in ~6 years, and everything with the actual assembly went really smoothly. There were some new types of components and such, but it's all basically the same things I remember doing before. So I've never installed a SATA drive before, and I'm wondering if I'm doing something wrong. I connected the power cable to the drive and the data cable to the SATA1 port on the mobo. Simple, right? Well, something's not right. When it boots up and I go into the BIOS, I have a list of all 6 SATA ports on the mobo:
SATA 1: blank
SATA 2: DVD-RW
SATA 3: DVD-ROM
SATA 4-6 : NOT INSTALLED
So I moved the HDD to 4-6, and the blank spot moves correctly to correspond. So the system is seeing something in that spot, but not registering a drive. I can feel the drive spinning up, so I know it has power and is doing something. Anybody got any ideas? Is there some secret to making SATA drives show up in BIOS?
This is a Western Digital 500gb HDD and an ABIT IP35 PRO mobo.